Loomis, David, Sr., CAPT

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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1969, MAAG Taiwan
Service Years
1941 - 1972

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Aurora, Illinois
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Captain Loomis was interred with his loving wife, Priscilla at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

Date of Passing
Feb 03, 2007
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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David Fowler Loomis, Sr.

July 1, 1919 - February 3, 2007

CAPTAIN DAVID FOWLER LOOMIS, U.S. Navy, Retired, quietly continued his voyage onward, departing Houston, Texas on Saturday morning, February 3,2007. He was born into a Navy family in Aurora, Illinois on July 1, 1919, to Sam Colby Loomis and Harriet Fowler Loomis. David followed his father's and brother's legacy as graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy; his father, Sam, Class of 1903 and brother, Sam C. Loomis, Jr., Class of 1935. David graduated in 1941. All three retired as Navy Captains.

On June 8, 1946, David married Priscilla Harrington at the Naval Academy Chapel. Subsequently in the 58 years of their marriage and his Navy career, they lived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Subic Bay, Philippines and Taiwan, Republic of China, as well as numerous other locations across the United States. Captain Loomis had a distinguished 31-year career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy with 20 seagoing and shoreside billets, including 5 commands. He also received over 27 awards and citations throughout his career.

David retired in May, 1972 and settled in the South Merritt Island/Melbourne, Florida area until August, 2000 when he and Priscilla relocated to Houston, Texas to be closer to family. He is survived by children, David Fowler Loomis, Jr. and his wife Judy C. of Spring, Texas, Paul Harrington Loomis of Oro Valley, Arizona, and Elizabeth Loomis Bryant and her husband Clifton L. of Kenner, Louisiana; grandson, David Fowler Loomis, III and his wife Heather and their children (David's great-grandchildren), Katherine Marie Loomis and Cody David Loomis of Keller, Texas and another grandson, Christopher Raymond Loomis and his wife Jane of Providence Village, Texas.

As his voyage continues and his ship nears the horizon, he appears to be gone; however, this is not so. As he departs from our sight he is appearing to others beyond the horizon watching him arrive. Godspeed, fair winds and following seas.

Captain Loomis will be interred with his loving wife, Priscilla at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2007.
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David Fowler Loomis, Sr., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941; his father, Sam, Class of 1903 and brother, Sam Colby Loomis, Jr., Class of 1935. All three retired as Navy Captains.

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